Introduced in early childhood to the wonders of A Thousand and One Nights, Shah learned to receive and appreciate complex structures and storytelling devices. These have been used throughout history to pass on ideas, cultural values and information, as well as, of course, to entertain.
Having been inspired by The Nights, especially in the way that one story leads into another, and yet another, Shah used this technique (known as the frame story) in SCORPION SOUP.
An interwoven and intoxicating collection of tales, the book descends down through many layers, as one story progresses into the next, and eventually brings us back to the first.
Secretum Mundi Publishing. Hardback with no DJ. In fine condition. In particular there are some ten folded maps, all of which are in good condition. No marks and good binding.